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Star*Line

Star*Line Archives (links to Editor's Choice poems)
Star*Line Contributor Bios
Star*Line History
Star*Line Reviews

Star*Line is the official print journal of the SFPA, established in 1978. It is a literary venue for speculative (including science-fiction, fantasy, and horror) poets and poetry enthusiasts, and features interviews, articles, reviews, member news and letters, association business, and poetry—by members and nonmembers.

Meet the Editor(s)
Jean-Paul Garnier
will assume the editorial mantle as of issue 44.3. From Joshua Tree, California, he owns Space Cowboy Books, a science-fiction bookstore, independent publisher, and producer of Simultaneous Times podcast. He has released several poetry collections: In Iudicio (Cholla Needles Press 2017), Future Anthropology (currently being translated into Portuguese), and Odes to Scientists (audiobook—Space Cowboy Books 2019). A two-time Elgin nominee, he also appeared in the 2020 Dwarf Stars anthology. His new SF poetry book, Betelgeuse Dimming, has just been released. He is a regular contributor to Canada’s Warp Speed Odyssey blog. His short stories, poetry and essays appear in many anthologies and webzines.

F. J. Bergmann photoF. J. Bergmann returned as editor pro tempore of Star*Line for issues 43.3, 44.1, and 44.2. She is a past winner of the Rhysling and Elgin awards.

Melanie Stormm photoMelanie Stormm was the editor of issue 43.4, the All-Black issue.

About Star*Line
In January 1978, Suzette Haden Elgin founded the Science Fiction Poetry Association, along with its two visible cornerposts: the Rhysling Awards and the association's newsletter, Star*Line. Star*Line has become not only an SFPA forum and networking tool, but a literary magazine for poets of the genre persuasion: imaginative poetry from hard science fiction to high fantasy, from the macabre to straight science, and from rigid formalism to experimental and surrealist works.

Subscriptions
NB: A Star*Line subscription includes four quarterly issues of Star*Line. It does not include the annual Rhysling Anthology, Dwarf Stars, SFPA nominating or voting rights or the other benefits of full SFPA membership. For full membership, join here.

Annual rates
$10 .pdf (includes Dwarf Stars)
$24 print (USA)
$28 print (Can/Mex)
$30 print (overseas)
10% discount to libraries

Single issues
$2.50 .pdf
$5 print (+ $2 U.S./$4 international postage)

To order a copy or to subscribe
All prices are in U.S. funds. Please note that we no longer accept check payments (or pay Star*Line contributors via check) except in extenuating or special circumstances—complete lack of regular internet access, restrictive economic and / or life situation, etc.  Please email the Treasurer at sfpatreasurer@gmail.com directly if this is the case.

All payments should be made via PayPal to sfpatreasurer@gmail.com. In order to pay for membership, you do not need to have a PayPal account, as credit card payments are accepted through PayPal. However, if you become a Star*Line contributor, to receive payments, you will need one.

Note that we cover PayPal fees so that they will not be deducted from Star*Line contributor payments for poems accepted and published!

A Star*Line subscription is included with SFPA membership.

Frequency
Star*Line
is published quarterly. The issue with which the subscription expires is printed on the mailing label. Star*Line is saddle-stitched, 5.5" x 8.5", with a cardstock cover, and is now also available as a .pdf.

Advertising Rates
Ad space in Star*Line is now available for any enterprise directly connected with speculative poetry. Per issue: $75/full page (4.5"w x 7.5"h); $40/half-page (4.5"w x 3.75"h); $25/quarter-page (2.25"w x 3.75"h); $15/business-card size (2" x 3.5" vertical only).

Guidelines
Submit no more than five poems per submission. Do not send multiple submissions. Paste into body of e-mail (attach .doc or .rtf only in case of very unusual format). No previously published poems. Check this page for more detailed submission guidelines as well as some of the editor’s pet peeves.

Reading Periods
Star*Line is open for submissions year-round.

Payment
The SFPA pays on publication for First North American Serial Rights and First Electronic Rights. Editor's Choice poems may be selected to appear on the SFPA website and are archived there. Subsidiary rights revert to the author on publication. Payment for poetry: 3¢/word rounded to next dollar, minimum $3. One copy to all contributors.

Non-Fiction
Star*Line
accepts short articles on topics related to science-fiction, fantasy, and horror speculative poetry. Space (within Star*Line, at any rate) is limited; payment is 1¢/word rounded to the next dollar. Submit as .doc or .rtf only.

Review copies sought
All books, chapbooks, anthologies, or collections containing or related to poetry within the SF/F/H/spec genres may be sent to the editor by either snail- or e-mail and will be considered for review. Unsolicited book reviews welcome. Submit reviews via e-mail only. E-mail the editor if interested in writing reviews. Excerpts only will appear in Star*Line. Full reviews will appear in the Reviews section of the site. Flat fee of $3.00.

Art
Submit art work as 300-dpi .jpgs or .tifs to editor, or send link to online portfolio. Cover pays $10; interior art pays $5. Color art for covers will be considered; the print issue interiors are black-and-white, but use of color is unlimited in the .pdf.

Editorial Address
E-mail submissions (strongly preferred) to starlineeditor@gmail.com. Please put “S*L sub” and last name in subject line. Postal submissions with SASE accepted only if you have no e-mail—postal submissions that include an e-mail address will be torn up into small pieces and danced upon. No IRCs; SASE not required for international postal submissions or from those incarcerated.

Jean-Paul Garnier, Star*Line
61766 Onaga Trail
Joshua Tree CA 92252
USA

Please don't send LinkedIn or FB friend invites to the editorial e-mail (or to any of the other @sfpoetry.com addresses). They will be ignored.


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